Amanda McCoy

Amanda’s patience and compassion for horses comes from her greatest influence, her mother Stacey. Amanda and Stacey share a commitment to safe, happy, and healthy partnerships between rider and horse.

When she has the time to train, Amanda’s lessons are for beginner and intermediate riders. She excels at helping riders develop confidence and learning the feel of the horse while focusing on safety and communication.  She helps riders understand all the tools available for communication. Amanda is especially good with training confidence, relaxation, and forwardness in the horses she backs

Amanda started training her personal horses in high school and professionally in 2017. She is a lifelong student of all things horses, currently focusing on dressage and the bio-mechanics of horse riding. She is developing an interest in Eventing. In the past she has studied natural horsemanship, as well as jumping, eventing, and the western events of cutting and reining. She has two horses (Max- 2010 dun QH and Chocky 2017 bay Hanovarian X) and one pony (Freckles 2007 POA).

Look for Amanda, her students, and horses at pony club, Kel-mac, GDCTA, 4H and other local horsey events in the Athens area. Amanda proudly founded Athens Area Horse Community, connecting horse owners from Oconee and Athens and helping to protect the horse community from encroaching development.

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